The Police High Command has agreed to move accused police gunman, Corporal Ramone Scott, from detention at the Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, headquarters at Up Park Camp.
The decision was made after the attorney representing Corporal Scott, Althea Grant, raised concerns about her client being detained at the JDF.
William Mitchell reports.
Corporal Scott and Corporal Kirk Fraser are accused of murdering businessman, Sheldon Daley.
Another man, Kevron Burrell, died following a reported car chase and shoot-out between the alleged rogue cops and other members of the Constabulary.
The incident which took place at Chedwin Park in St. Catherine earlier this year triggered national outrage.
Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Paula Llewellyn told presiding judge, Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick, Corporal Scott was placed in detention with the Jamaica Defence Force at the behest of the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM.
According to the DPP, INDECOM had raised concerns regarding Corporal Scott’s safety.
The court was informed that the move was sanctioned by Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, and Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade.
On Tuesday, the attorney representing Corporal Scott, Althea Grant, raised concerns about her client being detained at the JDF.
She also took issue with how Corporal Scott’s transfer to the holding area at Up Park Camp was executed.
Ms Grant told the court today she was not formally informed of her client’s transfer.
She also told the court that all efforts to have her client’s visitors’ list extended went unanswered by the head of the Constabulary’s Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner, McArthur Sutherland.
The police, DPP and Ms. Grant eventually agreed that Corporal Scott should be moved to a police lockup.
The police say provisions are in place to facilitate the transfer of Corporal Scott as soon as today.